Ella Tiritiello: Meet The New Voice In Nordic Pop
Already performing in historic venues alongside industry superstars, the Swedish artist has no issue skipping steps in her career.
Releasing your debut single at just 15 years old is no small feat. Releasing it in the aftermath of a performance with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in the Avicii Arena at only 14? That’s a level of precociousness that few even dare to aspire to.
It goes without saying that Ella Tiritiello is a rare artist. Having laid the groundwork for her career with a performance of the Avicii track “For A Better Day” (hand selected to perform by the late musician’s own father), she has already gathered recognition without a single original song to her name. Until now, that is.
“Say Something,” released today, marks the arrival of an artist wasting no time setting her sights on stardom. The slow-burner track begins as an eerie synth ballad, before slowly building towards a cathartic EDM-orchestral conclusion. Ella’s vocal performance is the true star of the track, however, striking a balance between delicate cracks of emotion and theatrical heights.
“Your walls are way too thin to keep it in / And even though I see it all / I wish you’d talk,” sings Ella on the track’s first verse. Landing somewhere between Zara Larsson, Tove Lo, and Bjork, she explores the tribulations of silence and isolation with startling wisdom, sounding all at once sinister, sympathetic, and self-assured.
Ella can next be seen performing for Brilliant Minds, a foundation serving to uphold and inspire creativity, innovation, and sustainability in Sweden, alongside speakers Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Malala Yousafzai, and many more.
“Say Something” is out now.